The value of HR & Payroll in a post COVID-19 world-Reading time: 5 Minutes
Since the pandemic struck, HR leaders have been indispensable. Many are working beyond their own organisational remit, in tandem with the rest of senior leadership, to make critical strategic decisions powered by real-time data. All the while, leading with integrity and reassuring the workforce.
Yet, amidst the chaos, Covid-19 has presented an opportunity for HR teams to elevate their role within their organisation. Even the most sceptical business leader can’t argue with the fact that without the leadership and guidance of an effective HR team, their organisation wouldn’t have coped.
Suddenly, the executive board are looking to HR to answer their burning questions. How much did remote working cost us? Are there enough healthy employees to be remain operationally stable? Do we have to restructure? Can we afford to hire more people to meet our business growth targets? Will we have to rely on temporary workers or contractors as we return to work? Can we make remote working a permanent measure?
In addition, payroll is being given the gravitas it deserves. Quite simply, if an organisation can’t pay its employees accurately or on time, then employees are more likely to leave. In addition, payroll data and insights can provide your organisation with much more value. Once you get to grips with the available payroll data, the world is your oyster. You can set KPIs that are relevant and informative such as cost per employee, overtime costs per team or resignation rates. This is payroll’s time to shine as a strategic power and a wise corporate investment.
The power of payroll & HR insights
Data is king, but many organisations are sitting on a wealth of data about their most valuable assets without even realising its potential. As there are so many unknowns as we move forward, accurate and accessible people data is the best way to guide strategic decisions.
Presenting a single source of truth, a payroll solution that amalgamates payroll and HR data is a sustainable investment and the key to surviving and thriving during the pandemic and beyond. From identifying and monitoring risks to assessing employee well-being, this whitepaper explores the value that can be extracted from Payroll & HR in a post COVID-19 world and how to harness its power.
Payroll outsourcing | Work smarter, not harder
Outsourcing payroll is very much on the rise. It is now in the top 3 most desired outsourcing projects with 4 in every 10 HR leaders saying they want to introduce this in their own organisation. These key trends were taken from our latest Future of Work & People report when we researched the challenges and priorities of almost 3,000 senior HR leaders across Europe.
When should local payroll go global?
You’ve got a good relationship with your payroll supplier. They understand you, support you, they’re your hero and your rock at the end of every payment run. But… What if there’s something better out there? What about moving to a global payroll provider?
An exclusive relationship isn’t the only option…
Making payroll a piece of cake
Payroll needs to make strides in technology evolution and innovation, driving positive changes across the wider business and aligning with HR to attract talent. It will be more influential than ever before and key to future-proofing organisations. Payroll can be complex and challenging and comes with huge responsibility, but this is why we love it – and with 70 years’ experience, we also know some clever tips. Wherever you see yourself, when you have the tools, technology and know-how it’s a piece of cake to become unhealthily payroll obsessed.